Russian Companies Join Ross 140 Club

RUSSIA - Continuous performance improvement of Ross® 308 parent stock has led to the creation of Ross 140 Club. To become a member of this Club the PS operation has to achieve 140 chicks per bird per hen housed.
calendar icon 3 September 2014
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The rules for becoming members of Ross 140 Club:

  • The assessment is made of Parent Stock (PS) birds that are from the same delivery and all the birds should be of the same age.

  • The age for evaluating the number of chicks per hen housed should not be more than 64 weeks (approximately 40 weeks of production).

From the moment of creation of Ross 140 Club in 2013, several operations from Western and Eastern Europe and Scandinavia have become its members. The first Russian company that entered the Club in 2013 was GAP Resource. The Aviagen team has announced that in August 2014 two more companies OAO "Yaroslavsky Broiler" and OAO "Agrofirma Octyabrskaya" became new members of Club Ross 140.


HE/HHHatch %Chicks/HH
Yaroslavsky Broiler 172.7 81.6 140.90
AF Octyabrskaya 169.1 82.9 140.18

OAO Yaroslavsky Broiler and OAO Agrofirma Octyabrskaya received Ross 140 Club membership certificates during the award ceremony that took place 15 August and 20 August 2014. Aviagen Sales Director Eduard Taktarov and Senior Sales Manager Marian Cherekaeva, Technical Managers Georgi Nalbantov and Kruno Bosilj attended the ceremony to greet their customers that achieved such high results.

OAO Yaroslavsky Broiler

OAO Yaroslavsky Broiler has been working with Ross birds more than 15 years and is a long-time customer of Aviagen. In recent years the company integrator under the command of Elman N. Azizov has undergone a complete reconstruction of its farms, increased the broiler meat production as well as a range of meat produced from fresh broiler meat to ready-to-eat products.

Alexander Yakovlev, production director of OAO Yaroslavsky Broiler, said: "We are very pleased to become members of Club Ross 308 and see this as reward for the good work for all our staff. I would like to mention just a few names of those who contributed to this result–management and specialists of our PS farm Nekrasovsky: Director Nikolay A. Petrukhin, Production Deputy Director Elena M. Mitina, Head Vet Marina Y. Gorlova, manager of HE production unit Ekaterina A. Bolshakova, manager of rearing unit Svetlana N. Patrikeeva, assistant manager Olga N. Kondratyeva and many others. I would like to give my congratulations to all for the achieved result."

Aviagen Technical Service Manager Georgi Nalbantov added: "I am happy to see results of our work with specialists of OAO Yaroslavsky Broiler with very attentive and responsible people working for it. I wish them every success in the future."

OAO Agrofirma Octyabrskaya

OAO Agrofirma Octyabrskaya, under the leadership of Ivan S. Andin, has been in the poultry industry more than 30 years. During this time the operation has been going through dynamic development: Six years ago a newly built PS production unit started to receive the first Ross 308 parent stock. OAO Agrofirma Octyabrskaya is a modern, integrated company that produces broiler meat, table eggs, pork, dairy products, bread and other. In supermarkets, it is possible to fill a shopping basket with only this company’s products.

Ivan S. Andin, managing director of OAO Agrofirma Octyabrskaya, commented: "We like working with the Ross 308 and we wish to Aviagen R&D team to make further genetic improvements to the breed that we saw all these years working with Aviagen: high PS chicks’ quality as well as the best in the industry FCR on broiler level. I also would like to give my warm greetings to specialists of our company and thank them for achieving high production results. I also would like to thank the management of the rearing and production units, Alexander V. Vdovin and Andret P. Kirzhaev."

Senior Sales Manager Marian Cherekaeva and Technical Manager Kruno Bosilj added: "The most valuable thing for us is how carefully the customer’s specialists follow our advice and recommendations as this is important for achieving good results. We would like to say thank you to all the people that by daily hard work help to achieve the breed’s genetic potential provided to us by Aviagen geneticists’ team. We send our warmest greetings to the management and staff of OAO Agrofirma Octyabrskaya for becoming members of Ross 140 Club. We wish them success in working with our breed in the future."

OAO Agrofirma Octyabrskaya

OAO Yaroslavsky Broiler
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